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The Atlantic: The psychological benefits of commuting to work


A study on benefits of commuting co-authored by Dr Jochen Menges, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour, quoted in The Atlantic. The study found that “workers who engaged in “role-clarifying prospection” during their morning commute – deliberately thinking about plans for the workday – reported higher levels of satisfaction with both their work and home lives than those who either zoned out or ruminated on personal problems. Skipping this cognitively difficult task left them in limbo, making each place more stressful.”

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